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The efficacy of treatments for borderline personality disorder

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice


Despite the different treatment options for people with borderline personality disorder, many professionals in mental health services continue to believe that...

Assessment and management of depression in primary care settings

30 December 2012

Nursing Older People


This article focuses on the assessment and management of depression in older people in primary care. Depression in older people is a common mental health problem....

Adopting a psychological approach to obesity

26 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In response to the growing challenge of obesity, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and South West Essex Primary Care Trust established a joint...

Introducing a group-based psychoeducation intervention for older people in an inpatient mental healthcare setting

05 July 2023

Nursing Older People

mental health

This article reports on a service evaluation of a group-based psychoeducation programme for older people in an inpatient mental healthcare setting. It sought to...

Meeting the needs of siblings of children with life-limiting illnesses

08 April 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Siblings of children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses can face a number of challenges, yet this is a group that is often unacknowledged as needing...

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

09 July 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become an important and useful framework in the care of patients with behaviours that challenge. However, there is a...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

26 January 2021

Mental Health Practice


Background Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in people having to find new ways to exercise. One such way is dance, an activity that can be...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course adapted for people with an intellectual disability (ID). Methods Ten...

Resource Buddy: developing an online resource to support mindfulness-based interventions for people with learning disabilities

23 September 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Mindfulness is increasingly being recognised as an effective therapeutic intervention for people with a range of health problems and has been adopted in various...